NSF Budget Education and Human Resources (EHR): FY 2009 (Actual)$845 Million FY 2010 (Estimate)$873 Million FY 2011 (Requested)$892 Million Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE): FY 2009 (Actual)$283 Million FY 2010 (Estimate) $292 Million FY 2011 (Requested) $290 Million *Note: Extra $75-100 Million from H-1B visa fees employers pay to obtain a visa for a foreign high-tech worker to fund the S-STEM program.
Selected Programs in DUE FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 (Actual) (Estimate) (Requested) ATE $52 $64 $64 CCLI/TUES $66 $63 $61 STEP $29 $30 $30 S-STEM $75-100 /year from H1B visa fee NOYCE $115$55 $55 MSP $86$58 $58 *(in Million)
Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program Solicitation NSF 10-544
TUES Vision Excellent STEM education for all undergraduate students Goal Stimulate, disseminate, and institutionalize innovative developments in STEM education through the production of knowledge and the improvement of practice. * Our broadest, most innovative program
TUES: Over time, we have increased our emphasis on Building on and contributing to the literature on effective STEM education Building a community of scholars in STEM education reform Identifying project-specific measurable outcomes *Project management and evaluation
TUES: Project Types Type 1 $200,000duration: 2 to 3 years (+ $50,000 with community college partner) Type 2 $600,000 duration: 2 to 4 years Type 3 up to $5,000,000 duration: 3 to 5 yrs Central Resource Projects up to $3,000,000duration: negotiable
TUES must focus on one or more of the following project components. Creating Learning Materials and Strategies Implementing New Instructional Strategies Developing Faculty Expertise Assessing and Evaluating Student Achievement Conducting Research on Undergraduate STEM Education
TUES: Deadlines Deadline For Type 1 - May 26 & 27, 2011 Deadline For Type 2/3 and Central Resource Projects - January 14, 2011
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF 08-569
STEP - Basic Goals Increase the number of students (US Citizens or permanent residents) in STEM Increase associate’s / bachelor’s degrees - Established or emerging STEM fields Community colleges get credit for transfers to 4-year STEM programs Note: Increases in a particular field must not be at the expense of other fields!
STEP: Successful projects might provide Bridge programs that enable additional preparation for students from HS or community colleges Programs to improve the quality of student learning - Peer tutoring, learning communities, etc. - New pedagogical approaches (mastery learning, active learning, etc.) Programs to encourage undergraduate research Student support mechanisms
STEP Maximum Support Levels – Enrollment based $500 K for 5 years for 1- 5,000 undergrads $1.0 M for 5 years for 5,001-15,000 undergrads $2.0 M for 5 years for >15,000 undergrads One proposal per institution (can be a partner on only one proposal) STEP Budget $28-30 million expected for FY 2011 20-24 awards expected
STEP: Deadlines Full Proposals due September ?, 2011
Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program Solicitation NSF 09-567
S-STEM Goal: Provides funds to institutions to provide scholarships to academically talented, but financially needy, students - Students can be pursuing associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degrees - Scholarships can be up to $10,000/yr - up to 4 yrs within the limits of students official level of need. (They can be less than $10K and less than 4 yrs)
S-STEM: Major features of program Most STEM disciplines are eligible - except Social & Behavioral sciences Grant size: max $600,000 (up to 5% of the scholarship request can be spent for administrative costs and up to 10% for student support services) One proposal per constituent school or college that awards STEM degrees (e.g., school of engineering, college of arts & sciences) Estimated $50 to $70 million available in 2011
S-STEM: Deadlines Optional Letter of Intent Deadline Date: July 13, 2011 Proposal Deadline: August 11, 2011
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF 10-539
ATE Goal: Educate technicians for the high-tech fields that drive our nation’s economy Sample activities: - Curriculum development - Faculty professional development - Building career pathways
ATE ATE is in its 16th year of funding community colleges, having started with the Science and Advanced Technology Act of 1992 (SATA). FY2011 Formal Proposals October ?, 2011
ATE Institution Requirements Focus is on two-year colleges All proposals are expected to include one or more two-year colleges in leadership roles A consortium of institutions may also apply
ATE Tracks Projects - Small Grant ATE Centers - National Centers of Excellence - Regional Centers of Excellence - Resource Centers Targeted research on technician education
Typical ATE award sizes Project Grants: Up to $300K/year for 3 years Small Grants: Up to $200K National Centers: $5M for 4 years Regional Centers: $3M for 3 years Planning Grants for Centers: $70K Resource Centers: $1.6M for 4 years Targeted Research: Up to $300K for 4 years
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF NSF 11-517
NOYCE: Program tracks Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship for STEM Majors Scholarships for undergraduate STEM majors preparing to become K-12 Teachers Internships for freshmen and sophomores Stipends for STEM professionals seeking to become K-12 teachers - Capacity Building Projects NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships (TF/MTF) Track Fellowships for STEM professionals receiving teacher certification through a master’s degree program Fellowships for science and math teachers preparing to become Master Teachers
NOYCE: Scholarship Track At least $10K per student per year (but not to exceed the cost of education) Max period: 2-3 years for UGs; 1 year for Post-bacc students Phase 1 awards: up to $1.2M up to 5 years. (additional $250K possible for collaborating with a community college) Grants may ask up to 20% for program support costs Noyce scholars must serve 2 years in high-need school for each 1 year of support. Noyce scholars have up to 6 years to complete this obligation.
Due Date Letters of Intent (optional): February 23, 2011 Full Proposal Deadline: March 23, 2011
Math and Science Partnership Program (MSP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF NSF 10-556
Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) MSP Goal The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort designed to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science.
MSP Research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science Focus on contributing knowledge and models supported by strong evidence/research base to improve the mathematics and science education outcomes for all students Must involve institution(s) of higher education and K-12 school district(s) Five year awards, up to $10,000,000, various program tracks
Information about funded proposals 1. Go to the DUE Home website on NSF 2. Find the Program of interest to you 3. Go to the bottom of that page and click on “Abstracts of Recent Awards Made Through This Program” 4. Write to the PI requesting a copy of her/his proposal. * An example follows for the Noyce Program